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Alabama Crimson Tide: Not being a Tide fan must be hard

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The theme of this post applies mostly to Alabama Football fans. But it does not suggest that Alabama Crimson Tide fans of other sports are less loyal or less passionate. And it certainly does not mean the achievements of other Alabama Crimson Tide teams are less special or less commendable.

Whatever format of segmenting teams is chosen – from the entire FBS to just Power Five teams, to a select few elite teams, no college football program is equal to the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Several years ago, former Auburn head coach (and former Alabama Crimson Tide assistant) Pat Dye said, “Alabama fans love Alabama football – Auburn fans love Auburn.